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Ghost Stories - Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

214 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 214
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.51%
Wants: 44
Gots: 38 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Braggot |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-11-2013)
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2.25/5  rDev -40.6%

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4.14/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to vacax for sharing this one at GRG1313’s tasting.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that fades to nothing. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, marshmallow, cocoa, and coconut aromas. Taste is much the same with smoke flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is very good beer with some interesting aromas and flavors.

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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This poured out as a dark brown brew, almost black. There is a tan creamy head on top with a pretty impressive retention and lacing here. The smell is earthy, I pick up elements of evergreen, pine and then there is a sweetness on the nose and I believe the tea comes out along with the coconut a little bit. The taste of the beer is oaky, slightly chocolatey with a toasty malt flavor, there is a subtle amount of honey that comes through but not enough for a Braggot. The mouthfeel is creamy, soft carbonation. Overall this beer is unique. It's not really a Braggot in my opinion but still worth trying.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.64/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Sean for bringing this to my post-dissertation defense party. Served in a tulip.

A - Tan foam settles to a thin cap, thick collar, and minimal lace. Dark brown body.

S - Odd mix of tea, oak, and cocoa. There's some vegetal pepper notes, even though I don't think that's one of the adjunct; guessing it's black smoked tea?

T - The taste is again an odd mix of cocoa, vanilla, tea, and oak. Some cocoa and nuts, as well as an unexpected note of cinnamon and some odd vegetal flavors.

M - Smooth, medium-full body, with lower carbonation, and well-hidden booze. No complaints here.

D - Unlike the Kuhnhenn braggots I've had, the typical mead sweetness is quite understated here. More beer, but largely dominated by adjuncts. A bit busy, and not really my cup of tea. Disappointing considering the players involved. Might be willing to try this again in a more controlled setting where I can ponder this more thoroughly, but not something I'd seek out again.

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4.16/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

First had: on tap at Hawthornes, Philly, PA

Dark brown-black pour, opaque, topped with a foamy tan head that retained as a collar and left some lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark malts and dark chocolate, slightly herbal and vegetal with an unusual scent reminiscent of green beans; somewhat boozy. Taste of cocoa and cream, caramel malts, nutshells, roasted marshmallow, branching out into a full-blown liquid macaroon. The booze actually came out a bit more as it warmed. Smooth mouthfeel, on the heavier side of medium-bodied. Quite enjoyable overall.

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Ghost Stories from Cigar City Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.